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CEO on Leadership: J. Dwight Bell, President and CEO, Cannon Equities 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2017 Issue

The president of an Atlanta-based diversified investment and development company offers his perspectives on the industry.

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? 

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Summer 2017 Issue

As I write this, much is happening politically that impacts each of our businesses.

Perspectives Articles From Previous Issues

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CEO on Leadership: Chuck Scott, CEO, Cushman & Wakefield Canada

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2017 Issue
The CEO of the Canadian operation of a major global real estate services firm with more than 43,000 employees in over 60 countries offers his perspectives on leading and growing the business up north.

The Time for Succession Planning Is Now

By: Julie Eisenhauer, CPA, audit and assurance shareholder, Clark Nuber PS Spring 2017 Issue
CRE companies must take proactive steps to develop succession plans for management and other key positions.

CBRE's Ongoing Journey of Diversity and Inclusion

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Spring 2017 Issue
A CRE services and investment organization has long recognized the value of a diverse workforce.
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Meet NAIOP's Chairman

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC,and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Spring 2017 Issue
As chairman of NAIOP, I intend to share my story of what NAIOP means to me and how members can take advantage of the numerous professional resources, leadership opportunities at the local and Corporate level, legislative activities and valuable connections that membership offers.
Paul Ciminelli

CEO on Leadership:

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2016/2017 Issue
The CEO of a Western New York state real estate development and services firm shares his insights about the industry.
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Driving NAIOP's Future

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Winter 2016/2017 Issue
In 2017, NAIOP will celebrate its 50th anniversary. That’s 50 years of inspiring, advancing and serving the commercial real estate industry. The year also commences NAIOP’s next strategic plan, to which many of you offered input during surveys and interviews last fall.
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Protecting Trademarks in Real Estate Transactions

By: James Ray, associate, Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Practice Groups, and Zachary Martin, associate, Real Estate and Corporate Finance Practice Groups, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C. Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Failing to ensure that ownership of a property’s name conveys along with the property can result in serious consequences for buyers and sellers alike.

Rising CRE Stars Making an Impact on the Industry

By: Marie Ruff, communications senior manager, NAIOP Winter 2016/2017 Issue
NAIOP’s 2016 Developing Leaders Award recipients were honored for their exemplary achievements, community involvement and leadership in commercial real estate.
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Sound Bites From Commercial Real Estate Conference

By: various Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, Sept. 25-28, in Scottsdale, Arizona:
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CEO on Leadership: Adon Panattoni, CEO, Panattoni Development Company

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2016
The CEO of a U.S. firm specializing in industrial development shares his insights on the industry.
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Five Students Receive Inaugural NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarships

By: Beth Gulding, manager, chapter relations, NAIOP Fall 2016
NAIOP has awarded its first Diversity CRE Scholarships to graduate students in commercial real estate who have traditionally been under-represented in the industry.
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Managing 21st-century Cyber Risk Before It Manages You

By: Tom Ridge, chairman, Ridge Global; first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania Fall 2016
Commercial real estate industry leaders must understand and be prepared to respond to the challenges presented by global terrorism and cyber risk.
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Preparing for Change

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Fall 2016
As we edge closer to the end of the year, and the end of Ashley's term as chairman, he’d like to share some thoughts on how best to strategize and prepare for the next cycle.
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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON Conferences

By: Various Fall 2016
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s I.CON: Impact Projects, April 5-6, 2016, in Dallas:
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The Chairman’s Goals for NAIOP

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Summer 2016
It has been a privilege to meet with many of you during the past six months. Ashley has traveled almost every week, visiting chapters, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with nearly 300 chapter leaders at the annual Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat.
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CEO on Leadership: Stewart Wangard, Chairman and CEO, Wangard Partners Inc.

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2016
The chairman and CEO of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based regional real estate development and investment company, as well as a member of NAIOP’s 2016 Board of Directors, shares his insights and perspectives on the commercial real estate industry.
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Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Spring 2016
Ashley Powell has always believed that NAIOP members are dynamic, passionate and care deeply about building better communities. As chairman, he's proud to lead this group. To help you get to know him, Development magazine asked him to share his thoughts on our industry and association.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with office building conversions. The author conducted a review of recent publications and market data on office conversions and interviewed developers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals to provide an overview of the key considerations that go into converting an office building to a life science, medical office or multifamily use. Available Now!

New Uses for Office Buildings